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The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Grace Felder and Jill Parriott
September 30, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

If you missed it, Monday, September 26 was the 2016 Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. They battled fiercely over topics such as race and policing in the U.S. Hillary spent an extensive amount of time preparing for this vital opportunity to convince the public to support her cause...

Hillary Clinton has Pneumonia

Hillary Clinton has Pneumonia

Grace Felder, Reporter
September 27, 2016
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Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton publicly announced that she was diagnosed with pneumonia. After the New York annual 9/11 ceremony, Hillary nearly collapsed and was caught on video doing so. This video went viral and made the public question; Is Hillary healthy enough for the presidency? And why was...

NHS Band Marches Its Way into Elementary Schools

NHS Band Marches Its Way into Elementary Schools

Kenji Deragon, Reporter
September 26, 2016
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  Napa high’s very own marching band marched their way on tour last week, going to El Centro and Salvador elementary schools to display their skills and how large amounts of practice have paid off. When asked what it was like to perform in front of a crowd of younger students, tuba play...

The Academy of Arts Visits Napa High

The Academy of Arts Visits Napa High

Kadel Hock, Reporter
September 26, 2016
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The San Francisco Academy of Arts University recently came to visit Napa high school on Wednesday, September 14. The academy offers majors in the fine arts such as acting, photography, graphic design and more. In their presentation they mentioned that you only need a 2.5 GPA to be accepted and the acc...

A New Year, a New Focus

A New Year, a New Focus

David Lopez, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Another year has began at Napa High School, and with it has come many new things. A new senior class, a new group of freshmen, and a new academic focus. I had an opportunity to speak to Mrs Petrie on the subject. I was interested in why there was a shift in focus towards collaboration, and what ...

Equality of Transgenders: Bathrooms

Equality of Transgenders: Bathrooms

Luz Robles, Reporter
May 20, 2016
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As of May 13th, 2016, the Obama administration issued a national directive that allows transgender students to use the bathrooms that best match their gender identity, which they’d feel more comfortable using. The issue came with a letter to all school districts, and although the law is not forced,...

Napa VP, Ready named new Harvest Principal

Napa VP, Ready named new Harvest Principal

Jaxson Shull, Editor in Chief
April 8, 2016
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Napa High school administration will begin to reshape once again, as it was announced that vice principal Monica Ready will take over as principal of Harvest Middle School starting in July. Ready, a graduate of Napa High School, will return to the administration at Harvest after leaving in 2013. Her ...

7-period day?

7-period day?

Elena Ingram, News Editor
April 4, 2016
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Napa High School has recently instituted the idea of a 7 period day. The recent concern for the insufficient amount of time a teacher has during his or her workday to both plan lessons and give immediate feedback to students is an important factor behind the drive to change the schedule. In ...

The Guatemala Service Trip

The Guatemala Service Trip

Grace Felder and Audrey Palmer
March 30, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

On March 22, twenty Napa Valley teens left behind the comfort of home and the relaxation of spring break and departed to Guatemala for a 4 day service trip. The group they went with is a part of Soles for Souls, organized by Jenni Olsen, which is worldwide organization that provides well fitting shoe...

El niño

El niño

Will Shull
March 15, 2016
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As the California drought still plagues the state, it's El Nino's turn to shine. For those of you who don't know what a El Niño year is, an “El Nino year” occurs once every three to seven years. It's a irregularity in the weather what causes a pileup of rain clouds collected from tropic area...

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